Podcasting - Full PBL Unit

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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Ready for a great PBL unit that works across scenarios, requires only free digital texts, and is easy to implement? You're ready for your students to dive into podcasting!

Podcasting is as an ideal 21st century medium for students to experiment with. Think of the skills of a podcaster - writing, editing, speaking, recording, interviewing, researching, and designing. With millions of podcast episodes in circulation, and media organizations, business figures, and celebrities starting pods left and right, it's easy to show students that podcasting is relevant today. 

In this full unit, you'll find everything you need to get your students listening to podcasts and then creating their own. It's podcast curriculum designed by a podcaster (with over 400,000 downloads).

Don't worry about the tech, you'll have the tools you need to make it easy. The curriculum walks students through a simple process to record using the free online tool, Vocaroo, as well as how to create podcast art using the free online tool, Canva. They can put it all together using the included Google Slide template, or submit it however you prefer.

Here's what's inside:

  • A menu featuring six engaging podcast episodes to listen to through QR codes
  • Sketchnotes templates to help students stay focused as they listen
  • Easy guiding handouts for the entire podcast creation process (designed by a podcaster!)
  • A rubric for straightforward grading
  • A guiding handout for peer feedback

*Please note, it's important to preview content to make sure it is just right for your classroom! I love the models I've shared, but only you know the unique situation of your students and district.


From the reviews:

"This is SUCH A GREAT way to connect with your students and have them connecting with each other during this challenging time. Allowing student CHOICE and VOICE? This podcasting unit is all about that! The flow to the unit is perfect allowing students to first dip their toe into the world of podcasting. The steps that follow are guided with examples to scaffold and support them on their journey. My final thought is about authenticity... you can share the students' work and give them a real audience."

*This product contains "The Podcast Listening Kit", which is also listed separately.

Questions? I'm at betsy@nowsparkcreativity.com

Total Pages
19 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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